greensickness
noun Date: 1583 chlorosisgreensick adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • greensickness — [grēn′sik΄nis] n. CHLOROSIS (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • greensickness — greensick, adj. /green sik nis/, n. Pathol. chlorosis (def. 2). [1575 85; GREEN + SICKNESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • greensickness — noun chlorosis …   Wiktionary

  • greensickness — green·sick·ness n CHLOROSIS …   Medical dictionary

  • greensickness — n. rare type of anemia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greensickness — green·sick·ness …   English syllables

  • greensickness — green•sick•ness [[t]ˈgrinˌsɪk nɪs[/t]] n. pat chlorosis 2) • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • greensickness — noun iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin • Syn: ↑chlorosis • Hypernyms: ↑iron deficiency anemia, ↑iron deficiency anaemia * * * noun : chlorosis * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • chlorosis — noun Date: 1678 1. an iron deficiency anemia especially of adolescent girls that may impart a greenish tint to the skin called also greensickness 2. a diseased condition in green plants marked by yellowing or blanching • chlorotic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • greensick — adjective see greensickness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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